Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Unveiling of the NEW Tucker Tribune

The Tucker Tribune email bulletin was started in June of 1998 by Jay and Barbara Follis with 11 subscribers, and grew to a peak of over 4,500 Tucker enthusiasts by 2008—not too shabby.

The last issue of the Tucker Tribune email bulletin was mailed in late December 2008, issue #110 – announcing the death of long-time TACA member, author, friend and Tucker design team member Phil Egan.

While it certainly wasn’t our intent to make that our last it appeared at the time that it was. With taking on more duties within the Tucker Automobile Club of America, Inc. creating and mailing the Tribune become more time consuming and burdensome. We had utilized an automated service to email the Tribune and to manage the subscriber database which billed TACA based on the number of email addresses shown in the Tribune database—regardless if they were outdated, incorrect, or non-functioning. It was at that time that we decided to stop sending the Tucker Tribune email bulletin.

Barbara and I are pleased that TACA Board Member Kit Fox has revived the Tucker Tribune as an online blog. He shares the same goals we had with the email newsletter—to provide timely, bite-sized news and information on the Tucker automobile and its legacy.

We welcome the Tucker Tribune Blog as our newest partner in “BRINGING THE LEGEND ONLINE” and invite you to follow it.


Jay and Barbara Follis

(Post credit: Jay Follis)

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